Tag: September October 2008

The big chill

Multihousing brokers are certainly feeling the pinch. During a panel discussion at the Apartments 2008 conference in Los Angeles, hosted by Real Estate Southern...

That which defines us

I can, in no way, trivialize what's happening in the financial markets or certain segments of our economy, but it is all relative. And...

Secrets to building a happy team

Every year multifamily operators spend thousands of dollars hiring and training new staff. According to the 2007 National Apartment Survey of Compensation and Benefits...

Talking trash

The one-stop waste management and sustainability company that now takes out the trash at more than 200,000 units across the country, was founded in...

Lessons learned

Today's financial crisis is hardly that grim, though it does share some similarities with the economic collapse of the 1930s -- both were preceded...

Tin can plant gets new life as apartments

But for the past several months, neighbors have watched as workers in hard hats cleared decades worth of trash from the 80,000-square-foot building, which...

Some REITs like small

Even in the throes of what some are calling the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, some real estate investment trusts -- those...

Holding the line

Expanded to 400 pages from the three-page version that was drafted by Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and rejected by the House on September 30,...

Lemons to lemonade

Such value-added plays spell success for KWMF, even in these turbulent times. A case in point is Summer House, a rental community in Alameda,...

Vacancies rise as job loss impacts renters

Job losses outweighed the increase in demand for apartments from former or would-be home owners, said Sam Chandan, chief economist of real estate research...

An inside job

Companies might be better off investing in training fresh recruits with little experience in an industry so the companies can have more control over...

Denver delivers

Transaction velocity has maintained a steady pace during the last year, fueled by Denver's healthy long-term prospects," Adam Christofferson, Marcus & Millichap's regional manager...

Beautiful Ohio

Out of the apartment-construction business for about five years, Don Kenney has formed a company called Metro Development that will build several apartment complexes...

Workplace conflict: productivity killer or creative mojo

The study, which polled thousands of workers worldwide, reveals a substantial cost of workplace conflict. It found that workplace conflict is nearly universal, with...

The great urban-rural divide

To be sure, the most visible red vs. blue differences in party support and voter turnout can largely be explained by variations in the...

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